Looking Forwards: SustainRCA Show & Awards 2014

18 September 2014 to 3 October 2014 | 11am – 5.30pm

Kensington, Upper Gulbenkian Gallery

Free Admission

How can design address the environmental, social and political issues of today impacting tomorrow? 'Looking Forwards' the 5th edition of Royal College of Art initiative the SustainRCA Show & Awards offers a visionary showcase of innovative solutions and critical thinking exploring this question.

The SustainRCA Show and Awards showcases exceptional RCA graduate work, celebrating the finalists of the annual Royal College of Art competition. During their Master’s, RCA students are supported, inspired and mentored through SustainRCA’s dedicated student programme of tutorials, talks, workshops, specialist resources and access to a professional sustainability network.

Listen to the sound of climate change through a data experience installation; see how computer interfaces work without circuit boards using just vibration; watch luxurious new fabrics be woven from old rags; challenge your perceptions around the value of nature and our relationship with animals; understand how the best innovations embody ‘systems thinking’ that address local livelihoods – and broaden your understanding of sustainability as the environmental and social equality, justice and balance that considers future generations. 

Winners, each receiving a cash prize, will be chosen across four categories – Moving Minds, Solutions for Society, Inspired Products and Visionary Process – at a private view on 17 September. Judges include: Griffith University Professor Malcolm McIntosh; Critic and Writer John Thackara; former BIMA Chief Executive Justin Cooke; former Head of Social Foresight and Change at Philips, Josephine Green; and RCA Head of Design Products Sharon Baurley.

SustainRCA will be hosting a Global Design Forum afternoon on Friday 19 September, exploring some of the brightest ideas in the exhibition – ideas to kickstart a sustainable economy. Click here for further details. 

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